Sayeedi, 5 others indicted IF money embezzlement case

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DHAKA, Jan 11, 2021 (BSS) – A Dhaka court today framed charges in a case
against six including convicted war criminal Delwar Hossain Sayeedi for
embezzling money of Islamic Foundation (IF) Zakat Tahbil.

Judge Syeda Hosne Ara of Dhaka Special Judge Court-1 situated at Dhaka
Alia Madrasa premises passed the order this morning in presence of the prime
accused Sayeedi. The court came up with the order, dismissing pleas of the
accused to acquit them from the case.

The court also set February 17 for start recording the depositions of
the witnesses.

The other accused in the case are: former IF director Mohammad Lutful
Haque, former chairman of Masjid Council for Community Advancement Mawlana
Abul Kalam Azad, chief editor of Bandhujon Parishad Mia Mohammad Eunus,
former president of Islami Samaj Kalyan Kendro Tofazzal Hossain and deputy
director of Masjid Council of IF Md Abdul Haque.

Of the six, Sayeedi is in jail after getting convicted and sentenced to
imprisonment till death in crimes against humanity case; Mawlana Abul Kalam
Azad and Abdul Haque are yet to be arrested, while the other three are on
bail.

Former IF director Aiyub Ali Chowdhury filed the case with the capital’s
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station on May 24, 2010. Anti-Corruption
Commission (ACC) assistant director Wajed Ali Gazi filed charge-sheet in the
case on April 30, 2012.